Pulled muscle - Definition

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In case of a pulled muscle, muscle fibers tear and can sometimes break. Pulled muscles occur frequently as a result of intense muscular contraction or a direct blow to a contracted muscle. In general, pulled muscles concern the muscles in the limbs, such as biceps, calf muscles, and quadriceps in the thighs. The main causes of pulled muscles are not warming up enough, a poorly treated injury, a violent or excessive effort, or muscle fatigue. The pulled muscle results in a very violent sudden onset of pain which prevents the free movement of the related limb. Complete rest of the limb is necessary, analgesics are prescribed for pain and rehabilitation through physiotherapy is sometimes useful.

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